July 11, 2013 Subject:
Clara Bow?!? Not Really!!!
If someone were to look at this short subject, they would erroneously swear that Helen Kane was actually Clara Bow, for she looks almost like the famous "It Girl" of silent film fame. In fact, most people of the late '20s assumed that Clara sounded like Helen Kane when she went into talking pictures, until they saw THE WILD PARTY(1929) and heard what she really sounded like. This Helen Kane short comfirms that the proof is in the pudding....especially if it's Jello!!!
November 14, 2011 Subject:
The right approach for love?
A psychology professor holds a lesson about love. As being a professor he has a purely academic, a rational definition about love. Then he asked the students about it. The first student just thought of sex. Then he asked Miss Lane, who was actually in love with him. Well, let's put it this way: rational thinking was not quite her style. She had a purely emotional approach to love. So she was laughed out by her classmates and humiliated by the professor.
Then at the college dance she tried to seduce him again, and, oh wonder, this time she is successful. He fell in love with her. And then suddenly it was the professor, who didn't know how to express himself. He only knew the abstract theory, but completely failed in practice. Now it becomes clear, that it was actually she who really knew, what she's talking about. And then it was the professor, who just gabbled nonsense.
Boy, she taught him a lesson!
January 28, 2011 Subject:
Actually this is the last movie (1931)
I had actually thought Dangerous Nan Mcgrew was the last movie to star Helen Kane but actually this short movie "A Lesson In Love"(1931) is her last film.
Miss Kane was the Clara Bow of vinyl, her sassy, sexy, and adorable records included such legendary songs as "I Want to Be Loved By You" and "He's So Unusual", covered a half century later by Cyndi Lauper. She was 78rpm sensation in the last days of the flapper era and Paramount put her under contract in 1929 and featured her in seven feature films 1929-1930, sadly her contract with the studio ended with this short subject in 1931. The studio soon borrowed her personality, look and even her "boop-boop-a-doop" for a new cartoon character who was to become a sensation herself. While she doesn't sing her signature song I Wanna Be Loved By You in this film, her musical number I Love Myself Cause You Love Me will give you an accurate picture of her style and appeal which sad to say for Ms. Kane didn't last longer than the Roaring Twenties.
Helen Kane as Helen Lane (Helen plays herself in most of her movie apperences)
Donald Kirke (uncredited)
Millard Mitchell Freshman (uncredited)
Most of the Cast are unknown, the person who plays Professor Hotchiss (or "Professor Hot Kiss" as Helen bumbles. is a Unknown Actor)